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Mystery Spinner

Text Classics

Mystery Spinner( )
Author: Haigh, Gideon
Introduction by: Jackson, Russell
Series title:Text Classics Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 2018
Publisher:Text Publishing Company
Book Format:Digital download
List Price:AUD $12.95
Book Description:

'[An] unconventional journey...brilliantly documented.' Courier Mail

'So you want to know something about this funny old bowling of mine. Well, there's nothing to it. It's really very simple--in fact, at times, I do not know much about it myself.'

In 1950, aged in his mid-thirties, 'tall, shy, shambling' Jack Iverson burst forth from obscurity in suburban Melbourne, 'bowled like no man before' and became a national sensation, then faded from view almost...
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Haigh, Gideon (Author)
Gideon Haigh is an Australian journalist and writer, born in 1965. He was educated at Trinity College at the University of Melbourne. He has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines in his thirty years as a journalist. He has written thirty books and edited seven others. His book, On Warne, won the British Sports Book Awards Best Cricket Book of the Year Award, the Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award, the Jack Pollard Trophy, and the Waverley Library Nib Award. The Office won the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction. Other recent titles include Uncertain Corridors: Writings on Modern Cricket, End of the Road?, and The Deserted Newsroom. He was the winner of the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards best true crime award for Certain Admissions.


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